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October 2013

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  • Ashridge Business School is partnering with the Management Institute of Finland in the launch of a virtual learning program. Program content will be provided by Virtual Ashridge, Ashridge’s web-based learning resource, and will support the professional development of MIF’s 30,000 members in leadership, communication, and international business.

  • Babson College will offer a master’s degree in entrepreneurial leadership, starting next September. The nine-month program, which will award a master of science in management, is designed for those who have just completed or recently earned a bachelor’s degree in business or liberal arts and have little or no business experience. Separately, Babson has launched a business accelerator for women entrepreneurs.

  • Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management has formed a department of design and innovation. Embracing the school’s focus on entrepreneurism, technology development, and cross-disciplinary collaboration, the department will be devoted to studying and creating innovation. 

  • Cass Business School has opened a new campus for its executive education and Executive MBA programs in London’s financial district.

  • CEIBS has opened a new facility for its CEIBS Africa programming, the two top floors of a centrally located office building in Accra, Ghana.

  • Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning is offering a “mini MBA” certificate program that will focus on leadership skills, marketing techniques, ROI decision-making processes, project execution, and business strategies.

  • The Tuck School of Business Management at Dartmouth College, the Kellogg School of Business Management at Northwestern University, the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, the Robert H. Smith School of Business Management at the University of Maryland, and Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas are among the schools that are pioneering delivery of a MBA-level strategic communications course developed under the aegis of the Public Relations Society of America. The course was piloted last year at five leading business schools.

  • China's Ministry of Education has formally approved the establishment of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint institution created by Duke University and Wuhan University. DKU will enroll its first students in fall 2014, initially offering master's degree programs in management studies through the Fuqua School of Business and global health. DKU's graduate degree programs will lead to Duke University degrees. Additional graduate degree programs that will be offered in the future. Separately, the Fuqua School has added an energy finance concentration and two new sustainability-focused courses for its MBA students.

  • FGV/EBAPE (Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration) signed a partnership with the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina covering undergraduate student exchanges, joint research projects, and development of curricular modules. Separately, the Graduate School of Economics at FGV has partnered with the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi for student exchanges.

  • The Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration and Graduate School of Education have partnered to expand their global footprint through the creation of Fordham Graduate Global. The program’s first initiative will help prepare talented international students for graduate-level study at Fordham.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business has partnered with Agnes Scott College, a women’s college, to provide a pathway for Agnes Scott students to enroll in Georgia Tech’s MBA program.

  • Harvard Business School has announced an executive education program, “Navigating the New Global Economy,” to be held in London in December. The three-day program will provide an in-depth overview of the macroeconomic climate facing international business decision-makers.

  • HEC Paris plans to launch two MOOCs—on European law and corporate finance—on the Coursera platform early next year. The school’s courses on the iTunes U platform have seen more than 2 million downloads over the last three years.

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has officially opened the Lee Shau Kee Business Building, part of a campus extension known as the Lee Shau Kee Campus.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is helping the West Bengal government design a program to train entrepreneurs.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow is starting a postgraduate program on sustainable management at its Noida campus.

  • The Indian School of Business has launched its first hybrid executive education program, a one-year certificate program in business analytics that will be taught partly face-to-face and partly online. Offered in collaboration with the Biocon Foundation, the one-year program enrolled its first cohort, of more than 100 students, last month at the ISB campus in Hyderabad.

  • INSEAD has created an executive MBA module that addresses the needs of professionals doing business within emerging economies. Available as an option to the current Global Executive MBA class, the module takes place in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro this year, using Brazil as the context of study.

  • The College of Business at Iowa State University is launching a full-time, 40-credit master of finance program.

  • MIT Sloan School of Management has launched a certificate program in healthcare.

  • The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University has added two new industry clusters in its undergraduate program on business analytics and manufacturing.

  • The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched an MS program in supply chain management.

  • Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business has announced a student exchange and academic collaboration agreement with Kadir Has University in Istanbul.

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has created a center on entrepreneurship.

  • The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is offering a new course, “Reclaiming the Human Spirit: Prison Experience & Learning from White Collar Offenders,” in which MBA students will study corporate fraud issues through hands-on experiences that include meeting white-collar offenders and their victims, attending court proceedings, visiting prisons and halfway houses, and interacting with probation office staff.

  • Stanford University is offering an online course, “Financing Innovation: Valuing Projects and Firms.” Available to anyone anywhere in the world at any time, the course is the eighth in a series offered as part of the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Online Certificate Program, which launched in September 2012. Participants can enroll in just one course or complete 8 of 12 courses to earn a professional certificate from Stanford.

  • The Stanford Graduate School of Business launched its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program September 9 in partnership with École Polytechnique. The 9-week, part-time program in Paris is designed to teach innovators how to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. Separately, the school announced that it will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) in October, on the finance of retirement and pensions.

  • An online training tool for women entrepreneurs co-created by Thunderbird School of Global Management will be piloted at select Small Business Administration Women's Business Centers across the United States. The tool, called “DreamBuilder: The Women's Business Creator,” consists of a series of online business courses on business planning, market research, marketing, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, branding, pricing, cus­tomer service, human resources, and goal setting.

  • The Culverhouse College of Commerce executive MBA program at the University of Alabama will offer a “one weekend a month” hybrid program, blending face-to-face classroom time with online learning, at its Huntsville site starting next year.

  • The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia has partnered with French university Sciences Po (l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) to offer UBC’s first international dual bachelor of commerce/bachelor of arts degree. Beginning in September 2014, students in the four-year program will study two years at each institution and earning degrees from both.

  • Recognizing the growing importance of Big Data, the master of financial engineering program at the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley, has opened lab space that will support MFE, MBA, and other Berkeley graduate students in strengthening data science skills.

  • Expanding its capacity to serve MBA students, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has signed a long-term lease for space in Chicago’s NBC Tower, where Booth will construct two classrooms and 16 group-study rooms.

  • Thanks to an added workshop at the start of the third semester, students in the University of Manchester’s Manchester Business School Miami’s Part-time Global MBA program will be able to finish their program half a year sooner than the previous three-year format.

  • The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is recruiting the first class of students for a master of science in business analytics program that launches next summer.

  • Coursera has announced that it will offer the Wharton MBA Foundation Series of courses from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, including introductions to financial accounting, marketing, operations management, and corporate finance.

  • The master of real estate development program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has created a real estate lab, designed to be a focal point for site visits, guest lectures, and industry research. 

  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced two executive education courses in Washington, D.C. A program on marketing analytics will be held in December. A program on strategic sales management will be offered next February. Separately, the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School announced a broad range of resources—including two books, a webinar series, and a free online course on Coursera—to help educators, managers and others to integrate design thinking into business and educational settings.

  • The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington has expanded its collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance education initiatives. As one part of the project, two MBA students developed a financial model for prospective charter schools operators in Washington. Another project explored the market for MOOCs.

  • Washington University in St. Louis has started a master’s program on cyber security management, offered by the university’s School of Engineering & Applied Science in collaboration with the Olin Business School.

  • The Ivey Business School at Western University has opened the Richard Ivey Building, a 274,000-square foot facility.

  • The University of Windsor has formerly opened the renovated south wing of the building that houses the Odette School of Business.

  • Wits Business School Executive Education will offer its “Corporate Governance” track later this month and its “Fast-Track Leadership Development” program next month.

  • Schulich School of Business of York University has launched a campus in Hyderabad. Through the Schulich MBA in India, students study for a year in Hyderabad, then take their second year in Toronto.

  • The Yale School of Management has launched the Yale Program on Financial Stability, which will provide research and training to regulators in macroprudential financial regulation, which focuses on measuring and managing systemic risk in financial markets.

  • Drexel University has opened the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall, home to the university’s LeBow College of Business.

  • Emporia State University is starting an online MBA.

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville is starting an online MBA.

  • Glasgow Caledonian University has launched the London-based British School of Fashion (BSF), designed as “an educational business hub to produce the fashion industry leaders of tomorrow.” The school also announced plans to offer BSF programming in New York.

  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management has partnered with COGNOS AG, a private education groups in Germany, to support research and e-learning, among other initiatives.

  • Husson University has entered into an agreement with Hollywood Casino, Hotel, and Raceway to offer MBA classes to casino employees in Bangor, Maine.

  • The College of Business at Illinois State University has registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to add an undergraduate minor in financial planning.

  • La Sierra University has opened a US$16 million, 60,200-square-foot building for its Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business.

  • St. Bonaventure University has dedicated the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center, home to the university’s School of Business.

  • Strayer University is starting a master of science in information assurance program.

  • The Sandermoen School of Business at the University of Fredericton has started an EMBA in occupational health and safety leadership.

  • The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has opened an executive education Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.

  • Urbana University plans to offer an MBA program for employees of a Columbus, Ohio chemicals, paints, and coatings company.

  • West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and School of Public Health have partnered to create an MBA/MPH program.

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